“The Moto G7 is the latest mid-ranger from Motorola and features several improvements over its predecessor”
The Moto G7 has finally arrived in India. The phone was originally announced last month in Brazil, but has now made its way to the Indian subcontinent. Lenovo launched the phone in India alongside the Moto One smartphone. The Moto G7 is the latest G series smartphone from the company and is a mid-range device. It plans on taking on other smartphones such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Realme 3, and several others. In this comparison, we are taking a look at the differences in specifications and price between the new Moto G7 and the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro (review). Both phones are priced similarly and fall in the same category, so let’s get started.
Moto G7 vs Redmi Note 7 Pro price in India
We begin with the price comparison, and you will immediately realise that the Redmi Note 7 Pro is a cheaper smartphone. While the Redmi Note 7 price in India starts at Rs 13,999 for the variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, while the option with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is available at Rs 16,999. On the other hand, the Moto G7 costs Rs 16,999 for the lone model with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. The Motorola phone is available in Clear White or Ceramic Black colour options and can be purchased on Flipkart and offline retail stores. The Redmi Note 7 Pro can be had in Neptune Blue, Nebula Red and Space Black variants and is available via flash sales on Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores.
Moto G7 vs Redmi Note 7 Pro specifications
Now, let’s talk about the specifications of each phone. Starting with the new Moto G7, this phone features a 6.24-inch FHD+ display that has a tiny waterdrop notch. It is powered by the Snapdragon 632 chipset, which is paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. A microSD card slot is available to expand storage. The phone is protected by Gorilla Glass on both the front and back.
The phone continues to sport a circular camera module at the back and a fingerprint scanner with the Motorola logo. The camera module features dual sensors, a primary 12-megapixel unit and another 5-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, Lenovo has included a modest 8-megapixel sensor on the front. A 3,000mAh battery is included with support for fast charging.
As for software, the phone runs stock Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, albeit with a few custom Motorola features. The Moto G series was a great phone when the first generation was launched, but has lost its charm over time. And that’s where phones like the Redmi Note 7 Pro come.
The Xiaomi-made Redmi Note 7 Pro is an impressive mid-ranger and is better equipped than the Moto G7. It features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ display and a waterdrop notch, similar to the G7. However, that’s where the similarities end. The phone is powered by a much more powerful and efficient Snapdragon 675 chipset. You can have up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage at the same price as the Moto G7. The device features a larger 4,000mAh battery and supports Quick Charge 4 by Qualcomm.
Coming to the cameras, the Redmi Note 7 Pro also features a dual-rear camera setup, but a much better one. It gets a primary 48-megapixel sensor, which takes high resolution photos and does a good job in low-light as well. This monster sensor is paired with a 5-megapixel depth sensing unit, which is used for portrait photography. A 13-megapixel sensor is available for selfies and the phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10 on top.
In conclusion, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is definitely a better buy than the Moto G7. For the same money, you can have more RAM, more internal storage, a better camera setup and a larger battery. You decide!